Staffing

No, I’m not crazy13 Sep

Found this post by John Soat today that validates my thinking about not hiring IT employees. Luckily, I started publishing my 3 part series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) before he published his. I like to think I’m not just regurgitating someone else’s thoughts.

While he’s specifically talking about larger companies, the trend still applies to the SMB market. The IT skills of the future are project management, business analysis, vendor management, and especially communication.

Today’s “jack-of-all-trades” will either go to work for IT firms that resemble law or accounting firms, or will become internal IT managers. They’ll be capable of doing some things, but time and cost pressures will force them to push most non-value-added technical work to outside sources.

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